What are the benefits of having a medical appraisal?

This blog discusses the benefits of an medical appraisal to the appraisee (doctor), appraiser and the employing organisation. From: http://www.faculty.londondeanery.ac.uk/e-learning/appraisal The benefits of a doctor appraisal can be over 3 main areas mainly: 1. Benefits to the appraisee In the UK Appraisal for doctors is a forum to demonstrate that they continue to meet the principles…

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Do I have to do an equal amount of CPD every year for my doctor appraisal and revalidation despite different circumstances?

This Blog clears the myth that you have to do the same amount, or variety, of CPD every year as part of your doctor appraisal and revalidation. From: RCGP-Revalidation-Mythbusters-2016.pdf You do not have to do the same amount, or variety, of CPD every year. Your revalidation recommendation will be informed by a portfolio that will (normally)…

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Revalidation for doctors who are retired and don’t do any clinical practice

This Blog explains the process of revalidation for doctors who are retired, don’t do any clinical practice but want to hold their licence. From: http://www.fph.org.uk/frequently_asked_questions _on_gmc_revalidation If you want to continue to hold a licence to practise, you will need to revalidate, based on annual appraisal, like every other licensed doctor. If you don’t carry out…

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Does medical revalidation affect my specialist registration or GMC registration?

This Blog explains the relationship between medical revalidation and specialist registration or GMC registration. From: http://www.fph.org.uk/frequently_asked_questions_on _gmc_revalidation No. Revalidation is required to maintain a licence to practise in the UK only.  It is not required to maintain GMC registration or specialist registration. There is an option for doctors in some situations (eg. working abroad) to relinquish…

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How can doctors revalidate if they don’t have a responsible officer?

This Blog explains how doctors without a Responsible Officer can still revalidate and hold a license to practice. From: http://www.gmc-uk.org/Revalidation___FAQs_for_retired_doctors ___DC5683.pdf_56109819.pdf If you don’t have a responsible officer but want to keep your licence to practise, you may be able to identify a suitable person to support your appraisal and recommend whether you can revalidate. The…

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How can doctors revalidate and continue to practice?

This Blog explains how doctors can revalidate and how the revalidation process works for licensed doctors. From: http://www.gmc-uk.org/doctors/revalidation/9612.asp & http://www.gmc uk.org/Revalidation___FAQs_for_retired_doctors.pdf There are three possible ways, depending on your specific circumstances. ■  If you have a legally prescribed connection to a designated body, your revalidation will be based on a recommendation to us from your responsible officer.…

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Quality improvement activities as supporting information for your medical appraisal

This Blog addresses the issue of quality improvement activities as supporting information for your medical appraisal. From: https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/appraisals/appraisal-tips-for-sessional-gps The RCGP recommends that you ‘demonstrate the ability to review and learn from your medical practice by reflecting on representative quality improvement activities (QIA) relevant to your clinical work every year, with a spread of QIAs across…

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Do you have to use the GMC questionnaire only for patient and colleague feedback as part of your doctor appraisal?

This Blog clears the myth that you have to use the GMC questionnaire only for patient and colleague feedback as part of your doctor appraisal. From: RCGP-Revalidation-Mythbusters-2016.pdf The GMC questionnaires provide the template on which many appropriate patient and colleague feedback tools are now based. There is no GMC requirement to use the GMC questionnaires. They…

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Do you have to do at least one clinical audit in the five year cycle for your medical appraisal?

This Blog clears the myth that you have to do at least one clinical audit in the five year cycle for your medical appraisal. From: RCGP-Revalidation-Mythbusters-2016.pdf Clinical audit is not a revalidation requirement – although it can form part of quality improvement activities or a quality improvement project. For the purposes of revalidation, the GMC requires…

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Do I have to do 50 credits of CPD every year?

This Blog clears the myth that you have to do 50 credits of CPD every year for your medical appraisal. From: RCGP-Revalidation-Mythbusters-2016.pdf   The emphasis for CPD is on the quality of reflection on what has been learned and the impact on quality of care, not quantity of credits documented. In fact, it is impossible to…

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CPD activities as relevant to a doctor appraisal

This Blog explains a bit about CPD activities as relevant to a doctor appraisal. From: RCGP-Revalidation-Mythbusters-2016.pdf CPD activities should be very broadly defined and include personal, opportunistic and experiential learning as well as activities targeted at identifying ’unknown unknowns’. Any learning activity where you spend time learning something relevant to your current, or proposed, scope of…

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